Animal Rescue

Happy Cat Grooming is very supportive of animal rescue and will be featuring various local rescue organizations, animal shelters, and humane societies on this page. Please check back every 6 weeks or so to see who is being featured next!


Pet is a wonderful online resource to use to begin your search for a new animal companion.  They list cats, dogs, rabbits, other small furries, as well as reptiles, birds & barnyard animals!  It’s just a fun place to go and browse too.  Input your criteria on the left side of the page under “Search for a Pet”, then enter your location and voila! Up comes a list – with photos – of all the adoptable animals that match your criteria along with the rescue they are sheltered with and their location.  Each shelter or rescue will have its own criteria for adopters to meet but many times you can get the initial paperwork online and begin the process right away!  Stop on by and see the many animals available & in need of homes not so very far away from you!  It’s a great place to find shelters to volunteer at also.  So go ahead and check them out!  Come on, you know you want to . .

West Suburban Humane SocietyHappy Cat Grooming is happy to add West Suburban Humane Society (WSHS) in Downers Grove to its showcase of local animal resources and adoption facilities. West Suburban Humane Society is celebrating its 40th anniversary in June of 2013 so how about stopping by and seeing if your newest family member is there waiting for you? You might even see Happy Cat Grooming there because WSHS graciously allows us to use their driveway as my farthest northwest satellite facility for clients who live outside my territory to meet me at so I can groom their cats. Thanks WSHS, and congratulations on 40 years of service to the pets & families of our area! Visit Their Website

Young At HeartThis month Happy Cat Grooming is featuring one of her own personal favorite rescues – Young At Heart Pet Rescue based out of Palatine, IL. This special rescue saves the older animals from shelters in Illinois. Animals must be at least 5 years old to be rescued by Young At Heart. Mature animals adopted from shelters, in my opinion, know that their adopter saved them and they show their gratitude every day. Young At Heart gives these animals the chance to find their forever homes where they would be unable to do so in a municipal pound facility. Please check them out and read a few of the stories of the adoptable cats (and dogs too!) Your new best friend just might be waiting for you there!